Many cars have a much more expensive variation that includes a stronger engine and more high-end equipment. The Ford Mustang for example has a much faster version called the Mustang GT, which has about 20% more horsepower than the former. Another example is the Jaguar F-Type, the car also includes a much stronger version called the F-Type R, which has 4 exhaust tips instead of 2 and about 30% more horsepower.
Some car owners choose to go for the cheaper versions, which is completely their choice, but then they proceed to purchase the badge for the stronger version and glue it onto their cars as if they had purchased the more expensive one. There’s nothing more cringy than watching a Mustang with a GT badge that’s clearly not a GT, or an F-Type with an R on it that could not pose to be an F-Type R even in its dreams. Most people don’t quite notice the difference, as they most likely don’t even know what the labels mean, but car enthusiasts will immediately notice various subtle changes in body and performance, which will indicate to them that you’re just a fraud. In other words, this behavior doesn’t pay, so it’s better if you just avoid those urges until you can purchase the real thing.
Some people have taken it upon themselves to turn their vehicles into real-life tanks. The reason? Nobody knows. Perhaps some of us like pretending we're in a World War simulator or in a video game where these kinds of vehicles can be found in mass. To be honest, there’s really no reason for this fad to exist.
Whoever asked for these modifications must have a lot of spare money or a very weird fascination with tanks. We can’t help but notice how the car’s headlights look like funny eyes while the rear of the car tries to be a serious tank. The camouflage definitely helps though, as the car can barely be seen on the surface of the grass… not.
The Cartoon Interior
One of the only trends on this list that actually applies mostly to women is the cutesy interior trend. Car owners, usually female, will decorate their entire vehicle with pink colors, Hello Kitty stickers and seats, many toys that either move when you drive or are powered by solar energy, and more. The most terrible aspect of these cars in our opinion is the handbrake. It's enough to look at the image above to realize what a disgusting and horrible trend this is.
Vehicles are tools meant to get us from one place to another in the fastest, safest, most efficient way possible. This is not Barbie's dream house and it's not a 6-year-old's bedroom either. Nobody knows how or why Hello Kitty has become the main villain in this trend. Perhaps it was a premeditated commercial plan, or maybe it just organically happened. Scooby-Doo is also an occasional cause for this trend, although in that case the reasons why are clear. Either way, please don't let anyone you know do this to their car.
Angry Jeep Grills
As we've stated before, it almost seems that cars are men's outlets for their stylistic and fashion needs. Some guys take these opportunities a bit further than they should and treat their cars like pets whom they've groomed to look intimidating. The jeep's angry face front is one of the most bizarre fads that have recently hit markets, basically turning your car into a frowning old lady that's always in a bad mood. What's the point of your car having eternal RBF (resting b**** face - for those who were wondering)?
The only time you get to enjoy your car’s angry face is when you point it at some of your friends so that they will notice that you actually spent time and hard-earned money on the incredibly dumb activity of designing an angry-looking face on your vehicle. Don't make your jeep look angry, let it stay just the way it is and enjoy the rest of your life. Besides, having your Jeep's girlfriend come home to a face like that can't possibly help their Jeep on Jeep relationship.
Rotating Lambo Doors
Lambo doors, also known as vertical doors or scissor doors, are one of the worst fads to hit cars in the past few decades. The first car to actually invent these types of doors was the 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo concept car (not Lamborghini). The style was appropriated by Lamborghini who was the first to produce a street-legal car with these doors. What makes this fad even worse is that it’s extremely profitable, as many companies have been founded for the sole purpose of adding Lambo doors to regular cars.
While these doors look incredible on Lamborghini cars, they make any other cars look like the home of everything frat-boy-related. News flash - you don't look cool when you struggle to raise the door on your 2015 Ford Escalade or Fiat Mini. These doors just make the car look weird and clunky, which is the last thing you want if you actually care what your vehicle looks like, it's also much less safe than a conventional door in case of a rollover. Please, if you're that interested in Lambo doors, just buy a second-hand Lambo.